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Old 10-20-2009, 04:35 AM   #1
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doors wont close complete (hip check needed)

I have half doors with soft top section. It's the bottom
(metal part of the door)that is the problem.
Both the passenger and driver side wont seal unless I really
slam the door or give it a slight hip check. Am I looking for
some sort of adjustment, that probably does not exist?

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Old 10-20-2009, 05:30 AM   #2
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You can loosen the torx bolts on the hinge side and make minor adjustments for door fit... You can also loosen the nader bolt (what the door latched to) using a Torx wrench for more minor adjustments...

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It almost seems like it is the rubber seal. Like it is to fat and I have to compress it. to seal the door shut. Not sure though.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:10 AM   #4
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Try loosening up the nader bolt and move it out a tad. I guess too tight is always better than too loose. Doors.... we're talking about doors......
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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Before you do all what W76's reccommended, try rolling up your back window and see if the door is still hard to close. If it closes easily w/ the window out, then an easier fix might just be leaving the softtop windows slightly unzipped to let the air escape easier.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:31 AM   #6
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That's a great idea... never figured that the soft top could be that air restrictive.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:37 AM   #7
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also look at the top pieces. they can restrict closure if they are bent too far in at the top. that could be where your too tight.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:59 AM   #8
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tell me if you have rod holders near your outside door handle.

and remove your windows for a test. easy enough. i had exact same problem on same setup. after i removed my windows i could close my doors with 1 finger.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:37 PM   #9
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also a easy thing to try
is washers on the door pin/hinge
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:27 PM   #10
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I really did not know folks could be so fu$%#!* stupid %$#@ ^%7 ^^%##%^4##@%^^$#@$% damn pay attention to the world , lay of the crack and think when its time to think. right now is the time ok? , go! if ur jeep does not look like a taco the door will fit (with adjustment of course) WHAT THEY ADJUST!!!!!!! yes they adjust , EVERYTHING on the jeep adjusts ,EVEN THE MIRRORS, SO TAKE THE PILLOW OF THE SEAT NOW
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:29 PM   #11
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sorry Navychief (I guess the post war debunk classes didnt do much for me )
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Rather than come back two minutes later to apologize for that post, you should've just edited and deleted it.
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that post almost deserves a perm ban.
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Wow, what brought that on????

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